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of governing in washington today. >> you have, in obama's case, gone within four years from being an illinois state politician to the most famous person on earth, and you have confidence in both your judgment about what's the right way to go and your ability to make it go that way. if he was too confident about being able to bring people together, one can understand, given the way he'd spent the previous four years. >> ball gowns are on their way to the cleaners, the party is over for both the new president and the nation... >> well, what does obama need to do to reassure americans right now, and the markets... >> narrator: that first week, the president had two goals: turn the economy around... >> we're talking about massive job creation... >> narrator: ...and do it by working together with the republicans. >> so he's got some selling to do... >> right now, the big debate in washington is how big should the stimulus package be... >> he is facing many sobering challenges... >> in hammering out details for his massive economic recovery... >> he knew that he was dealing with a set of circumstan
-- he had in the room to do. i thought we would go back and listen to just what president obama had to say four years ago when he took that first oath of office. >> on this day, we gather because we have chones hope over people. unity of purpose over conflict and discord. on this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grevranses, the false promises and worn out mass that have far too long have sprang led our politics. we remain a young nation. but in the words of scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. >> ok. this is where the approach ear's daughter speaks up about the th. four years later eddie: you feel like they were put away? >> it's all gone. every president envisions a hope or a vision that's more aspirational than realistic but to compare, i think he is a sbessment. he will probably not suggest there is unity and purpose this time around. >> because there's just not. and if you read the other second inaugural address. they all tried to some mon -- summon this. that's the example we've had leading up to the inauguration and the example we will have af
the sharpest sources, talk. >>> presidential mismaking. >> president obama arranged a new year's deal to elude the fiscal cliff. republicans and democrats both consented to the deal. now neither party is happy with the outcome. democrats complain
making less than $400,000 a year. these democrat critics fear that obama's second term instead of being quote, unquote bold will be quote, unquote cautious as his first term. and on the right, republicans moan and grown and say that -- groan and say that obama is demeaning in the way he deals with house speaker john boehner. hold on, says columnist rockman. we expect too much of obama he says because in the united states, we subscribe to the quote, unquote myth of the imperial presidency. other transformational democratic presidents such as fdr and lbj, rockman says, have substantial democratic majorities in both the senate and in the house to enact their landmark legislation. obama in contrast has had to work with a narrow democratic majority in the senate and with an opposition party, the republicans in control of the house for the two years since january 2011. well, what about ronald reagan? president of the united states two successful four-year terms. on the domestic front, he enacted a major economic recovery package followed by an overhaul of social security. and in his second te
geithner. lew is a democratic veteran of washington, 30 years of service. currently he is president obama's chief of staff. earlier lew served as his budget director, and in that job he raised republican hackles. in fact, jeff sessions of alabama, the ranking republican on the senate budget committee, has already said he will try to block mr. lew's confirmation, notably over a statement lew made two years ago. lew was then omb, office of management and budget director. "our budget will get us over the next several years to the point where we can look the american people in the money th speaking to this, senator sessions had this to say. "to look the american people in the eye and make such a statement remains the most direct and important false assertion during ng my entire t in washington, unquote. >> question is jacob lew a shoe- in for treasury secretary or does president obama have a fight on his hand? >> i don't know if you would call him a shoe-in. he is going to be touched up a bit by the republicans but he is going to be confirmed. does obama have a fight object his hands? you bet
that because of obama, the iranians are four years closer to nuclear weapons that is hogwash. >> think of what we have done to the iranian regime, to slow them down, not just the sanctions but the shadow war and cyber attacks, clea clearly we are slg them and that matters and also has the potential for the iron jabs to do something back. >> rose: the lance armstrong story with coyle, macur and david epstein and sally jenkins. >> plus ian bremmer on the international risks for 2013 when we continue. >> funding for charlie rose was provided by the following. mye-e captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: lance armstrong by any measure was widely known as the king of cycling but the career of this seven-time tour de france winner has been marred in controversy, last year the u.s. anti-doping agency accused him of running the most sophisticated doping program in history, armstrong denied the allegations for over a decade, he admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs in an interview recorded with oprah winfrey on monday, oprah
. >> sreenivasan: president obama is losing another member from his first-term cabinet. interior secretary ken salazar announced today he will step down in march, after four years on the job. salazar pushed for greater conservation and renewable energy. and, he oversaw a moratorium on offshore drilling after the b.p. oil spill in 2010. industry groups said the shutdown cost thousands of jobs, but salazar defended it today in his departure statement. attackers in algeria stormed a b.p. natural gas complex today and took dozens of foreigners hostage, including seven americans. at least two people were killed. one was british. the nationality of the other was unclear. we have a report from chris ship of "independent television news." >> reporter: the gas facility in southern algeria which early this morning was attacked by a group, claiming to be islamist militants, and where tonight that group is holding several hostages-- a number thought to be british. another briton who worked here is reported to have been killed. a jihadist group with links to al qaida in northern africa claims its holding 4
of investors in foreign governments? i mean, even three years ago barack obama expressed concern about the long term debt and the confidence of people in the u.s. government. take a listen. >> there may be some tax provisions that can encourage businesses to hire sooner rather than sitting on the sidelines. so we're taking a look at those. i think it is important, though, to recognize that if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point, people could lose confidence in the us economy in a way that could actually lead to a double-dip recession. >> i remember that well. and at the time it was going on, i do occasionally find myself in meetings with very serious people myself. i guess i am personally one now and then. there was this widespread view among people, and not all of it venal, not all of it self-interested, that somehow things were hanging by a thread. that any day now we could have a run on u.s. government debt, which was wrong. but, okay, i can see how people could for a while have believed that. but a lot of time has gone by since then. and i h
that the democrats are doing something, when barack obama first ran for president in 2008, he promised his first year he would push a comprehensive immigration reform bill. he just didn't do it. this time he got 71% of the latina vote and a lot of latinos were saying, wait a minute, you promised, you didn't deliver, you better do it this time. while you're seeing a lot of republicans stepping up to the plate, you're also seeing democrats getting serious. >> there's another issue, too. scott, i think you're seeing the public opinion on this issue has really shifted in the last couple years. a new public opinion tragedy poll this week shows 87% of americans support some kind of path to citizenship. republicans are hearing that message as well. >> that's an interesting point. >> coming back to debra's -- >> as a conservative columnist for "the chronicle" what is at stake for republicans in this debate? >> go ahead, scott. >> i'm sorry. i think, just to debra's point, latinos really are tired, they say they're being used as a wedge. the fact immigration reform didn't happen was sort of helpful to the dem
: finally tonight, as president obama prepares to begin his second term, "frontline" looks back at his first four years in office. the key moments and decisions that defined the president's first term are the subject of a one-hour documentary airing tonight called "inside obama's presidency." this excerpt explores the brutal economic conditions in the days following his 2008 victory celebration in chicago. >> if he had any idea that night how difficult this would be, the next day would prove it. >> so much for that election day euphoria. >> the economy has now lost 650,000 jobs just in the past three months. >> all eyes now on barack obama to turn it around. >> reporter: the cascade of bad news began with the economy. >> and fear swept through the markets. >> he had to start thinking about this the day after he was elected. >> this was the most event until and consequential presidential transition in american history. >> we were all worrieded about what we were seeing. we knew that the credit system was pretty quickly headed towards something that looked a lot like seizure. >> the president-
that this week it is the two-year anniversary of the shooting of congresswoman gabrielle giffords and in the wake of mass shootings in connecticut and in colorado, the obama administration is pushing for new gun safety laws. right here in california, several lawmakers have already introduced bills regulating firearms and ammunition sales. one of the latest to do so, assembly member nancy skinner of berkeley who sat down with me earlier to explain how her new bill would help curb gun violence. assembly member nancy skinner. thank you so much for joining us. >> glad to be here. >> just this week near bakersfield, california, taft high school, another shooting. what could your bill ab48 have done in that situation? >> well, the young man who did the shooting had a shotgun that he had to pump, so that's why few people were killed in that incident or shot. if he had used one of these conversion kits and turned his gun into something that could shoot lots of weapons fast, he would have killed many more people. our bill bans those conversion kits. >> ab48, what you are proposing, tell us briefly what yo
. >> suarez: after months of planning for president obama's second inaugural, the moment has almost arrived. a holiday weekend of inaugural events in washington is about to begin. ♪ ♪ every four years since 1789, the military has massed its personnel to prepare for one of the grandest traditions in america, the presidential inauguration. ♪ ♪ the music rose before the sun during a rehearsal this past weekend and gave a hint of what to expect when the actual parade and ceremony happen monday. this celebration will be shorter and smaller than president obama's first inaugural. but because it falls on the martin luther king holiday, organizers say attendance monday may be higher than for any other second inauguration. published estimates indicate the private fundraising goal for the festivities is about the same as 2009 when $53 million was raised. four years ago, individual donations were capped at $50,000 per person. this year, the presidential inaugural committee, or p.i.c., is accepting unlimited contributions from both individuals and corporations. p.i.c. c.e.o. and president ste
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